NAGRAT Demands Immediate Reset Of Academic Calendar

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has threatened to order its members to take time off work if the government does not commit to talks to restore the academic calendar to the trimester system.

This is in reaction to the newly released school calendar, which indicates that students in the single-track system in forms 2 and 3 started their academic year on November 1 and will finish on March 6.

Form two pupils in the double track system are scheduled to begin on March 8 and continue until May 9, leaving little time for teachers to take well-deserved breaks.

Angel Carbonu, President of NAGRAT, stated in an interview with Citi News that was monitored by ATLFM that the organisation may be compelled to remove its members if the government does not return to the trimester system.

“They are more confused than anybody. Because I can assure you, the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service (GES), cannot tell you when the confusion will end. If we were serious, we should not admit the 2023/2024 first years into any double-track programme.

“Then we can say certainly that within three years, all schools will come back to normal if we can discipline ourselves and say we want to end the double track in the next three years.

“Let us not admit form ones into the double track, then I can say within the next three years in 2026, we will all end the double track for schools to run normally. But one thing I can assure everybody is that we will not continue to be working without rest periods. And a time will come when we take the rest period for ourselves, without resorting to management.” Angel Carbonu said.


Kobby MadeIt is a Ghanaian blogger, artists manager, radio presenter and business man. CEO of MadeIt Records. A musical record label situated in Accra

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